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Windows 7: Dowgrading windows 8.1 to windows 8 using "REFRESH" in recovery menu

11 Sep 2014   #1
yugzyugz

Pre installed windows 8 x64. upgraded to 8.1 via windows store
 
 
Dowgrading windows 8.1 to windows 8 using "REFRESH" in recovery menu

Hi, i do want to downgrade back to windows 8 (the os which originally came up with my laptop) from windows 8.1. There's just to many problems with 8.1 like slowing up when booting, lagging up in games like fps drops suddenly and other system lag. I saw someone one youtube that says you can go back to windows 8 using "refresh" option which can be found on "update and recovery" on pc settings in the cham bars. Its says it wont affect my files but when i press next it says i need to install the apps in the list after i refresh, i dont care about the files that i downloaded in the internet like "steam, utorrent, games" but other files like windows C++ acer drivers ,intel drivers, touchpad drivers

ill attach some image
should i downloaded them first or will they be left untouch on my laptop or will they be downloaded automatically in windows update?

i dont know if its the right section to post this thread if its not please just move it to the right section


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11 Sep 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You might get more response in the Windows 8 Forum

Windows 8 Forums
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11 Sep 2014   #3
yugzyugz

Pre installed windows 8 x64. upgraded to 8.1 via windows store
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You might get more response in the Windows 8 Forum

Windows 8 Forums
thanks for posting the link mate its been a while since i last visited this forums didn't know that they have a new forums
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11 Sep 2014   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Best to use the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.


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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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12 Sep 2014   #5
yugzyugz

Pre installed windows 8 x64. upgraded to 8.1 via windows store
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Best to use the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.


information   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)






I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
hi can i use this as drivers back up ? im currently putting it in my external hard drive
i dont want to create factory default backup because it will delete all files in my external harddrive. And it also point out in "refresh" option that it only need the drivers so i dont need to make os backup right?

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12 Sep 2014   #7
yugzyugz

Pre installed windows 8 x64. upgraded to 8.1 via windows store
 
 

well my laptop came up with a pre-install windows 8 i just upgraded it to windows 8.1 in the windows store and since then i became a bit laggy every time and booting from startup now take 1-3mins. i cant also fix my adaptive brightness even thou i disabled it in my intel properties. So even if i have a pre-installed windows 8 in my laptop i cant downgrade back to windows 8 using refresh method? i saw someone uses this technique in youtube
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13 Sep 2014   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

A Windows 8 Recovery USB/DVD will Refresh or Reset a PC installed with Windows 8 using the OEM Windows 8 Recovery Partition.

A Windows 8.1 Recovery USB/DVD will not Refresh or Reset a PC installed with Windows 8 using the OEM Windows 8 Recovery Partition.

Windows 8 is a old OS, Windows 8.1 is the NEW OS.
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